The warmest piece in the new VR range is perfect for winter based activities from skiing to ice climbing and winter mountaineering. Outstanding all weather comfort is provided by re-engineered Vapour-rise technology.
Why complicate your kit list? Warm at the peak and comfortable during intense activity, our softshell VR Summit Jacket is the ideal all-in-one, multi-sport mountain system.
As the warmest piece in our new Vapour-Rise™ collection, the VR Summit Jacket is perfect for a range of winter activities, from skiing and ice climbing to cold-weather mountaineering. It features our latest Vapour-Rise™ technology, which uses a fast-wicking brushed polyester lining inside a highly breathable Pertex® Quantum Air shell to keep you dry and comfortable between periods of exertion and moments of rest. To help maximise its breadth of mountain applications, it also features a weatherproof DWR coating and an adjustable helmet-compatible hood with stiffened peak. The adjustable hem and cuffs help tailor the fit, the secure handwarmer pockets are elevated to stay clear of a climbing harness, and the full-length YKK VISLON® double-ended front zip makes belaying a breeze.
With its advanced Vapour-Rise™ system, our VR Summit winter softshell jacket does the work of several separate garments, providing outstanding all-weather comfort for cold mountain activities.
Rab's VR Summit is by far the thickest and warmest jacket in the VR range. With more features it is versatile enough to be used as a mid layer in winter or as an outer layer in cooler conditions. The use of VR Warm to line the jacket provides a decent amount of warmth with the technical ability to quickly and effectively wick moisture and help regulate temperature to an impressive level. No matter how hard you're going this jacket will perform brilliantly to keep you comfortable.
The Pertex Quantum Air fabric used on the outer provides exceptional breathability without sacrificing protection from the wind and rain, with the addition of a good DWR coating. The VR Summit uses Velcro tabs to create an adjustable hood and cuffs making this much more of an outer layer, rather than mid. Two good sized hand warmer pockets also set this apart from the other VR jackets in the series.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear